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Poster: Spuzz Date: Aug 25, 2004 5:17am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: More Treasures from American Film Archives DVD

To answer YOUR question Tommy..(which is a good one) I think Rick might shed some light on this too, maybe Skip, but I imagine maybe 3/4 of these films are copyright free, with the later ones are not. Keep in mind though, that all of the silent ones have new soundtracks, which of course is a whole new ballgame.

And to Cashel, to each it's own. I saw the first set, and it's ASTONISHING. WELL worth the price. I had seen very little of what was in it, and my god, William S. Hart Westerns? Rose Hobart?? THE TOLL OF THE SEA?? All of these are amazing. And you saying 'About a third of it is devoted to films of poor cinematic quality' is just hogwash when you havent seen the films in the first place.



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Poster: cashel Date: Aug 25, 2004 10:23am
Forum: prelinger Subject: for the eyes of the prosperous Elite only

I have seen many of the films. They had not been cleaned up to appeal to the fastidious few but that has never been necessary to evaluate a film.. I saw "rin tin tin" films on 8mm film when I was a child and I did not think they were very good. ...2.As to your statement that it is "astonishingly well worth the price" I can only think that you must despise people who can,t spend $80 for 3 dvds . (I get books from my library).......revision heading

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Aug 26, 2004 4:50am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: for the eyes of the prosperous Elite only

I get all my DVDs from the library. I just don't think an argument about elitism holds up well.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Aug 25, 2004 4:04pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: the prosperous Elite responds

Interesting post.. to be brief..

... All of these films have been preserved.

... If it's good, and if it's rare, and if I want it, I'll buy it. It's also going to a good cause, Net proceeds from the set support further film preservation. Which means a lot to me actually. I have SEEN in action the work the George Eastman house does, as I was lucky enough to have a private tour there last year. I got to go into the archival vault itself. It was amazing, and probably one of the most fulfilling moments of my life.

Let be also known that I'm not a rich man, It is expensive, but it's worth saving up for.

And I get books from my library too. :)

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Poster: cashel Date: Aug 25, 2004 5:01pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: the prosperous Elite responds

Spuzz OK . This started because I merely said the the dvd,s are expensive , they are. Reading your last post, I appreciate your position and I wish that you had said so at the start. This does not alter the validity of my previous remarks or validaate the arrogance or pomposity of the people marketing the dvd,s. They have taken property that belongs to everyone and put it into a new package which due to copyright is forbidden to poor peoplefor the next 70 or more years. Disgusting.